Marion Art Center

Open Poetry at the MAC – The next meeting of the MAC Open Poetry Club will be on Thursday, February 6 from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at the Marion Art Center. The MAC Open Poetry Club meets on the first Thursday of each month. Laurie Knight, B. A., M. Ed., and former English teacher, leads the poetry group in a workshop format. Bring a poem to share, give and receive feedback, refine your style and contribute to the MAC poetry collection. The February focus is emotive voice and the use of descriptive language. Get creative and come join us! 

            Thor’s Hammer and Artist – The Marion Art Center is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition, Thor’s Hammer, with works by sculptor John Magnan, featuring emerging artists André Olivier and Sarah Swible. From artist John Magnan:

            Thor’s Hammer is a socio-political exhibit inspired by and based on Marvel Comics imagery (knowledge of Marvel comics or movies not required). Each sculpture re-imagines an aspect of Marvel Comics in the context of current issues. The exhibit follows in the Marvel tradition of using fantasy imagery to comment on the human condition and examine some of today’s social challenges. The art questions whether the fabric of democracy can survive the pull and tug of the many struggles confronting us today.  

            The show opens on Friday, February 21 with an evening reception from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. John Magnan will give an artist’s presentation on Thursday, February 27 beginning at 6:00 pm. During the presentation, John will discuss his creative process and the works currently on exhibit, followed by an informal Q&A period with attendees. Both events are free and open to the public. The show runs through March 28

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